APPA referendum April 27th – Alabama Peanut Producers Association

The Alabama Peanut Producers Association, Inc., has been certified by the Alabama Board of Agriculture and Industries as the authorized association to conduct a referendum among the peanut producers in the State of Alabama to determine whether or not an assessment at the rate of twelve and one-half cents ($.125) per one hundred pounds shall be collected on all peanuts marketed in Alabama.
The referendum will be held on April 27, 2017, during established office hours between 8:00 a.m. and 3:00 p.m.
All persons engaged in the production of peanuts for the years 2014, 2015 and 2016 will be eligible to vote.
To obtain a list of the 2017 polling places, growers can contact the Alabama Peanut Producers Association office (334-792-6482), or any APPA Board member. In the event the referendum is carried by a majority of those voting, the assessment will be collected upon an order of the Commissioner of Agriculture and Industries.
The proceeds from the funds derived from the assessment will be administered by the Alabama Peanut Producers Association, Inc.
These funds will be used for the purpose of financing or contributing toward the financing of programs in research, education, promotion and other methods designed to increase the consumption of peanuts and peanut products, as well as the general well-being of the peanut producers.